This is week 3 of the Blog Hop using one of Sizzix's new "dies". This week the die is called, "Beauty Bloom," by Brenda Pinnick. It is VERY versatile. This is what you'll need:
Beauty Bloom, Originals Sizzix Die #655455 by Brenda Pinnick
Felt – National Non-Wovens
Link to master designer list on Sizzix blog:
"Colour Vie" Fabric by Brenda Pinnick, by Henry Glass & Co.
There are many ways you can use this die – with paper, you can curl the layers to create dimension or use it flat to create surfacepattern. With fabric, you can layer then stitch around the center, gathering it up to create a fluffy flower.
I chose to use fabric! of course! It was so much fun figuring out how to get dimension with this die. I added a touch of fabric glue by Crafter's Pick in the center of the flower and then used binder clips to hold a pleat. Here is a picture:
While that was drying I decided to create some Yo-Yo Leaves with a new tool by Clover, which makes making yo-yo's a breeze! I used the "small" leaf.
Start out with a 2" x 36" strip of fabric. Sew a seam and turn right side out. Topstitch 1/8" from each side of fabric tube. Insert a 13" length of 1/4" elastic and tack to keep inside of fabric. Sew a seam to make a circle. I sewed the seams down to eliminate bulk.
Make the leaves and tack onto the headband. Brush some Glamour Dust Glitter Paint, made by DecoArt, onto the edges of the flower pedals to add bling! Add some glamour dust to the felt flowers. Layer onto the headband and adhere with fabric glue. The final touch is a little button in the center! There you are! So Cute and EASY!
I am going to have a cute little granddaughter that will use this fun and beautiful headband, but for now, I'll have to use my "grown" daughter's cabbage patch doll to take the picture...! Granddaughter Evelyn (Evie) will be here in February! YEA! (this is actually my daughter's, who is having our grandbaby, doll when she was little 23 years ago!)
I received free product to create the design on this blog post.